The dramatic story of tiger survival against the poachers, by award-winning author Geoffrey Malone.
In the Indian forest, danger lurks in every corner and Kuma must teach her cubs the harsh rules of survival against Nature. But when a tiger is worth more dead than alive, she must face the most cunning enemy of all - Humans. From eyes to bones, a tiger's body is worth its weight in gold and when poachers infiltrate the Kanla Tiger Park, a more desperate struggle begins. The tigers' fate lies with Himal and Anji and their father Inspector Singh, who together with the Park's trained elephants and riders, must save the tigers by setting their own trap ...
'A book that will be enjoyed by readers of animal stories but that also has potential to lead to discussion of the plight of endangered species. - School Librarian
'... thrills the same way as London's White Fang does.' - Amanda Craig, The Times
Cadoc: 'Worthy, well-written and stomach-churning.' - Daily Echo, Bournemouth
Had me on the edge of my seat. - School Librarian
Wolf!: 'Captures perfectly the arbitrary, necessary cruelty of a predator and the deliberate, pointless cruelty of human hunters. Children will rush through this story ...' - Armadillo
Elephant Ben: 'compelling reading' - The School Librarian
An exciting and immensely enjoyable adventure story ... A great read for any young wildlife enthusiast. - The Northern Echo
Kimba:'Geoffrey Malone continues to be one of the great specialists of the animal novel.' - West of France review paper
Geoffrey Malone spent his early life in Africa and did not receive any formal schooling until the age of eleven. He later spent sixteen years as a soldier, then left the UK for Toronto, where he joined a Canadian advertising agency.
An encounter with a colony of beavers in the Ontario wilderness during his stay in Canada, led to his first book - Brunner. He returned to Britain determined to write for children. He has now had eight books published, most of which are about wild animals. They are all closely observed and describe the struggle for survival among differing species, in today's man-dominated world.
He won the (prestigious) French Children's Book of the Year, TamTam Prize, for Torn Ear, the story of a fox. This was followed soon afterwards by the award of the, Prix d' Enfants et Grand-Parents Europeen. In England, he was shortlisted for the 2001 Stockton Children's Book of the Year, with Elephant Ben, a story about ivory poaching.
His subjects have included badger baiting in England; the slaughter of Indian tigers, and life inside a wolf pack, in Wyoming, USA. His latest book, Dead Boys' Club, sees a return to Africa and a vivid description of the horrors of modern day slavery, as a Child Soldier.